Exercise Reports

Anatolian Eagle 2016

By | June 29th, 2016|Categories: Exercise Reports|

Large multi-national air exercises where combined air operations can be executed against strategic and tactical targets provide excellent training opportunities for all participants, but the requirements to host this type of exercise are such that there are only three training centres in the world where they can take place. Of [...]

352nd SOG Deploy to RAF Fairford

By | December 23rd, 2013|Categories: Exercise Reports|

In December 2013 the 325nd Special Operations Group (SOG) deployed to RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire for a routine training exercise. Michael Buckle reports for AeroResource. Mid 2013 saw the arrival of two new aircraft types to RAF Mildenhall’s 352nd SOG. The delivery of the CV-22B and MC-130J marked the initial phase [...]

Saudi Green Flag Exercise

By | October 2nd, 2013|Categories: Exercise Reports|

For two weeks during September, RAF Coningsby became a hive of activity with the base hosting guests from the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF - al-quwwāt al-ğawwiyyah al-malakiyyah as-suʿūdiyyah) as they joined the Royal Air Force to take part in Exercise Saudi-British Green Flag. The exercise, starting on September 4th, [...]

Joint Warrior 2013-1

By | April 29th, 2013|Categories: Exercise Reports|

Exercise Joint Warrior 13-1, running from 15-29th April 2013, once again drew participation from multiple nations in one of Europe's largest military exercises. The aviation contingent was based at RAF Leuchars and Lossiemouth, from where Ben Montgomery reports for AeroResource. Organised under the control of the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning [...]

Dissimilar Air Combat Training 2012

By | September 4th, 2012|Categories: Exercise Reports|

The annual Dissimilar Air Combat Training (DACT) exercise was hosted in 2012 once again by Gando Air Base, on Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. On April 24th enthusiasts and photographers were invited to attend the “DACT” Spotter’s Day. Mark Forest reports for AeroResource on the events of the day, [...]